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8½
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Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Mastroianni
Guido Anselmi
Anouk Aimée Anouk Aimée
Luisa Anselmi
Sandra Milo Sandra Milo
Carla
Rossella Falk Rossella Falk
Rossella
Barbara Steele Barbara Steele
Gloria Morin
Madeleine LeBeau Madeleine LeBeau
Madeleine, l'attrice francese
Caterina Boratto Caterina Boratto
La signora misteriosa


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Ennio Flaiano Ennio Flaiano
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A film of fine art!

8 years, 2 months ago at Mar 10 13:35
2 votes
Wow!! This is an absolutely fantastic masterpiece from such a legendary director. 8 ½ is one of the weirdest films ever but I have seen weirder ones though. 8 ½ is a beautifully filmed story with very mixed feelings. It is a very dark story that is even psychological on occasions especially of what Guido goes into with the visions and fantasies he has. It is like a dark film-noir film but it isn... read more

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8 years, 1 month ago at Apr 18 0:11
1 vote
This movie tells a story about film director Guido Anselmi who is suffering from director's block. Main character who is played by Marcello Mastroianni doesn't get inspiration and because of that is anxious. He has no script for his movie. Actresses demand informations about their roles but there isn't any. The fuss keeps going on around the poor director who hasn't got a clue about the movie he i... read more

Beautiful surrealistic art film...

9 years, 8 months ago at Sep 8 6:42
1 vote
"I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest film. No lies whatsoever. I thought I had something so simple to say. Something useful to everybody. A film that could help bury forever all those dead things we carry within ourselves. Instead, I'm the one without the courage to bury anything at all. When did I go wrong? I really have nothing to say, but I want to say it all the same."... read more
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8½ is about Guido Anselmi, an Italian director who has lost all inspiration for his upcoming movie, and it's too late to back out. And aside from the fact that he can't make the film, his mistress, wife, producer, and all the rest of his friends, are pressuring him about one thing or another. So he retreats into his dreams to shelter himself from the pressure, and there, he finds inspiration to make his new film, and face the world.
Release date: 25 June 1963
UPC: 037429135624
Tags: Drama (23), Italy (20), 1960s (19), 1963 (17), Surrealism (15), Italian (13), Comedy (10), Fantasy (8), Director (8), Marriage (7), Train (7), Suicide (7), Dream (6), Prostitute (6), Foreign (5), (5), Womanizer (5), European (5), France (4), Cardinal (4)
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